Tuesday, July 31

New class and eye twitch

I started a new class this week (Web Database Applications) with the same instructor as I had for my last one that ended Sunday night at 11:59 PM (EST). I did turn in my last assignment on Sunday evening, but here it is Tuesday and I *still* don't know what grade I got on it. As of Sunday I was getting an "A" for the class, although I *know* I didn't do that last assignment perfectly, the eventual grade shouldn't affect my overall grade very much.

Had to call the school this morning because as far as I could tell the online textbook was unavailable. However, while waiting on hold for the person helping me to ask his supervisor why I wasn't seeing my textbook, I clicked some buttons because I was bored, and found the book after choosing another selection in a drop-down menu. That was something I had never had to do, and also something the student-assistant had never heard of being necessary. I have read the 2 required chapters assigned to be read this week now though.

Because had I tried unsuccessfully to call the school's helpline using Gmail & Google-voice and couldn't get my microphone to work, I ended-up moving my CPU and all those damn wires to the top of my desk so that if I need to check the connections again, the wires will be much more accessible. Then I ran a troubleshooting program to find out why my microphone wasn't working, and got it working. But of course I spent a couple of hours trying to fix the problem on my own before running the troubleshoot. *sigh*

My daughter and I went and played 5 games of free pool last night and had a great time. I won 3 out of the 5 (she won the last 2).

Lastly, I don't know if I'm stressing subconsciously or if I'm having a small MS exacerbation, but for the last 3 days my right eye has been either twitching a lot or feeling like it's twitching but isn't.

That's all I've got. Now I need to go separate that 10 pound hamburger chub into quarter ounce pound patties. I'm thinking that I could just separate it into 3rd of a ounce pound patties since the primary use of the separated beef is used for 3 burgers at a time each morning/early afternoon for breakfast. It's a conundrum.


Friday, July 20

Mango (cat) pix

I took these 2 just a little while ago while Mango was relaxing on my computer desk.


The Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Last Wednesday the kids and I met at this park by the river with other homeschoolers. It was beautiful. Except for the ants, it would be a great place to camp some day. And the ants might not be a bad further away from the water, don't know for sure though. If we had a tent with a sealed bottom, they probably wouldn't bother us. Anyway, these are pictures I took while we were there. I put the description of each picture directly on the picture. Enjoy! The pictures *should* enlarge if you click them.



Austin in July

Looks like it is going to be a nice day in Austin, Texas today.

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Monday, July 16

Moving on

I know that's it's been only 6 months (this week) since Renee/Rain passed on, but as of a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to put myself out there. I know I'll never replace her, because she was my soul-mate/best friend/etc, etc, etc, but I am lonely for adult, female companionship. I honestly believe it's more lonely than horny though (I won't have sex with someone just because I'm lonely), there has to be an emotional connection before sex, it's the way it's always been for me. Could be that I'm afraid of rejection from a 'stranger' though. LOL. Anyway, long story short, I opened up a profile on okCupid.com. Mostly because I was bored one evening (hence the amount of questions I've already answered (over 1,000). lol), but also just to see if sites like that actually work, since I have the aforementioned fear of rejection in-person. Anyway, I met with a 55 year old woman whose name is also Renee'. Yes, I was weirded out when I found out her name was the same as my now deceased wife's (after 3 days of email, and on the day before we met), and she's the same age. Que twilight-zone music! I went out (or whatever you call lunch at Wendy's at 2 in the afternoon) with her twice. Before parting after the first meeting, she told me "just to make sure there's no misunderstanding, this was NOT a date", I told her I understood. Then a few days later she asked me to lunch at the same Wendy's, but wrote the day before that it still wasn't a date, just friends meeting for lunch, which I was still fine with, as there was no 'spark'. I haven't communicated with her since and it's been over 2 weeks. Last week another older lady asked me out. We went to dinner at Chili's, talked, and got along well. Last Friday she asked if I'd go to a nightclub that she used to like, with her, and I agreed. We got there at 7 p.m and left about 1 a.m. We both had a good time, a few beers, walked to the car, and she drove me home and said good night. I haven't heard from her since Saturday night/Sunday morning. At the club the music was so loud, there was no dance floor, so we just sat and listened. Which is fine, because I wasn't physically attracted to her anyway. okCupid has sent me a couple of notices saying there are other matches, but I haven't went and looked at them. When I feel the need I will, not because they think I should. LOL. I have met one other woman on okCupid. We get along pretty well via email/site messages, but haven't gone out yet. I think I've found her on Facebook (with her permission), but since I've already sent 'friend requests' to 3 people whom obviously weren't her, I'm waiting for her to confirm that she's the one in the profile picture, in the clothes she described to me (colors), before requesting the FB Friend thingy.

Other than that, I've been doing the usual life stuff and my online school at ITT Tech ONLINE. DD starts orientation at Target on Wednesday morning. DS is doing okay too.

That's all I've got. Bye.

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Friday, July 6

Sometimes you just got to say...

I've decided about trying to do everything ('quit smoking', 'don't eat sugar', 'don't smoke in the house', don't smoke in the car', 'avoid bad stuff', etc) the way everyone says I'm "supposed" to. So as of today I've decided to say, "What the fuck?!". You only live once, and even if you live the way that's supposed to make you live longer, you don't always. So...

Thursday, July 5

Days like today

are why I get so freaking tired. Got up at 9:45-10 AM. Made breakfast around 10:30, then read email and worked on some exercises out of a chapter of my text book. That was between 11-ish a 1:45. Had a doctor appointment at 2:30, got there at 2:25. Taken to the room the doctor saw me in around 3:20. The doctor joined me in that room around 4:00. Talked with the doctor until about 4:15. He needed to write me a prescription for LDN that he knew nothing about, which is a controlled substance and for some reason I'm still not sure of, he wanted to do drug tests (blood draw to check my kidneys, urine test for whatever [pot and/or heroine??] since the LDN's primary use (50 mg and up) was to help heroine (?) addicts kick their habits), but I only take *3* micrograms for my MS). The tests didn't happen until 4:40, at which point I hadn't drank or eaten anything since 10:30 AM and had peed a couple of times before going to the doctor anyway. Needless to say, giving a urine sample was almost impossible, but I managed. Finally got out of the doctor clinic about 5. Came home, relaxed for 25 minutes and then my DD and I went to get different prescription picked up. After that (15 minutes) we went and had lunch. Then to Wal-Mart to get the least expensive 18 speed we could find for the DD ($92 after tax). And now we're home, but I still need to make DS supper and do more homework. It's almost 7:30. -SIGH

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